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    SubjectRE: [PATCH] include/linux/slab.h: new KFREE() macro.
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    > Any strong reason why not? x has some value that does not 
    > make sense and can create only problems.

    By the same logic, you should memset the buffer to zero before freeing it too.

    > And as I explained, it can result in longer code too. So, why
    > keep this value around. Why not re-initialize it to NULL.

    Because initialization increases code size.

    It's a silly patch.

    > If x should not be re-initialized to NULL, then by the same
    > logic, we should not even initialize local variables. And all
    > of us know that local variables should be initialized.
    >
    > I would like to know a good reason as to why x should not be
    > set to NULL.


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